How to Land Your Dream Job During Covid?

When the pandemic started in early January 2020, there was this genuine desire to support our communities. We are living in unprecedented times, members of our communities have lost their livelihood, businesses and jobs due to this pandemic.

At TBI, we created this programme with the intention to provide creative solutions and knowledge from experts to navigate through these difficult times. 

The programme are a series of zoom workshops  focusing on key topics that are relevant for today’s challenging times. Offering practical tools to be utilised immediately to find your job and provide access to specialists in the most cost-effective way. 

Free introductory session dates:

8th February 7pm (UK) or 13th February 10am (UK)

Programme dates:

18th February 2021 – 13th March 2021

Delivery: Online webinar on zoom, 1.5hrs per session

Total sessions: 7 sessions

Details of the programme:

This course has been curated by The Barjis Initiative to support anyone who is in the pursuit to find their dream job. During these unprecedented times we need to adapt and stay flexible to reach our goals. The economic climate has changed and we need take an  innovative approach to find a job; which requires learning new skills, understanding yourself and your abilities as well as developing a  growth mindset to succeed in these troubling times.

Our aim was to create a programme that is easy to access, practical and gives the cohorts an opportunity to engage with the experts in different fields such as HR, Rituals & Habits, Emotional intelligence, Communication/Personal branding, Grooming for an interview, CV writing, Role play for Interviews and a Special guest speaker with 30 years experience in recruitment.

Each topic and expert has been carefully designed to ensure that we provide value, knowledge, insights and practical tools to support your job hunting.

Pre – Requisites: All participants should have good wifi connectivity and a laptop. A joining zoom link will be sent to each participant.

Please note: This course is educational, informative and provides tools to be implemented effectively. We do not guarantee you a job at the end of this course. Our aim of this course is to give you an edge – as you will have access to expert knowledge in the most cost effective way.

Full Programme fee: £100 For graduates and unemployed: £25 per participant ( Please email us ).

Benefits of joining:

Who is this Programme for?:

We wanted to create a programme that it is open to anyone; we do not screen you on your background or education. We have made the delivery of the programmes accessible to anyone who has basic IT knowledge and English proficiency.  

* If there are any prospective participants who would like to attend but cannot afford then please reach out to us: info@thebarjisinitiative.org.uk 

Quest for success – Focus on your talents

18th February 2021, Time 6pm UK.

Mihaela Nica

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

Course details:

In this workshop we will introduce you to a different approach and guide you through some simple exercises to discover your talents and transform them into strengths to re-gain self-confidence and reach your life, career, or business goals.

Each participant will receive a free code for Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment (top 5 strengths) and a free individual coaching session to help them translate the assessment results into an individual development plan to set their goals and be able to achieve their goals.

 Mihaela’s Biography: 

Professional Background:

I have a Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice, A Certificate in Career Coaching and in A Certificate in Wellness Coaching – all accredited by the International Coaching Federation. I am also a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation. I attach the credentials herein.

Aside of these I have an MBA from Hult International Business School and a BA in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnics University of Bucharest. I have over 20 years of working experience in marketing and communication in multinational companies in multicultural teams in Europe and Middle East.

About me in one sentence: I am genuine and authentic person, fascinated with tomorrow, committed to excellence and a vigilant observer of potential risks. 

What inspires me: The future.

Biggest milestone: moving from Eastern Europe to Middle East

What I do in my spare time: reading, travelling, playing Golf and Mahjong with my friends.

My strengths: Futuristic/Maximizer/

Deliberative/Relator/Significance

My weaknesses: I need time to think and dream, I get bored easily

Favourite book: none really or too many to mention

Favourite movie: Star Wars, Star Trek

If I had to describe myself in 3 words: dreamer/learner/devoted

My goals: to enjoy every day of my life and help people around me do the same. 

Rituals & Habits

20th February 2021, Time 10am UK

Mohammed Ali Chohan

Life Coach

Course details:

1 – What are the Habits & Rituals of high achievers and how you can apply these.
2 – What are the barriers to habit change and how you can overcome them.
3 – What can you start today to build new momentum.
 
 This session is delivered in partnership with Mohammed Chohan and Neil Munro. You can read Neils bio under his Emotional Intelligence session.
 
Below is Mohammed’s Bio:

 Mohammed’s Biography:

Professional Background:

Over 22 years working in the Aviation Industry, currently working with Qatar Airways. Whilst working for Japan Airlines; awarded by the President for delivering a JAL philosophy presentation at the head quarters in Japan.

About me in one sentence: Sincere, happy going, positive natured, funny and caring person.

 
What inspires me: Doing what is right as a human being, Justice Always speaking the truth. Never give up attitude.
 
Biggest milestone: Performing Hajj with my Mother, Honorary award by CEO in Japan Airlines.
 
What inspires me: Doing what is right as a human being, Justice Always speaking the truth. Never Give up attitude.

What I do in my spare time: Father of 4 kids keeps me busy, walking training, playing football. Travelling alone when I can.

My strengths: Good Listener, empathetic, open hearted, able to uplift them.

My weaknesses: Always a helper, which occassionally can be draining.

Favourite book: Don’t be Sad

Favourite movie: Dil cha ta hai/ All Daniel Craig Bond movies/ Rocky/Mohobattein/ In the pursuit of Happiness.
If I had to describe myself in 3 words: Unique, Caring and super clean.

My goals:  Simple, inner peace. To aim for the highest rank in my current role with dignity. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Craft the perfect CV/Covering letter. Role play for interviews

25th February 2021, Time 6pm 

Jennifer Agu

HR Specialist Coach

Course Details:

The CV and Cover letter session will provide you with tips on how to create a tailored CV & Cover letter that meets the requirements of a job description. This session will also inform you on the ideal CV format to use and what personal information should not be included.  

Outline the importance of a good CV & Cover Letter.

Provide you with tips on how to create a tailored CV and Cover Letter .

Specify what you should avoid when creating a CV and Cover Letter . Detail what personal information you should/should not include.

Role play for interviews, how do you tackle tricky questions.

 Jennifer’s Biography:

Professional Background: HR Specialist with a wealth of experience on CV/Covering letter.

Biggest milestone: My biggest milestone was completing my Masters in HRM whilst working full time and deploying our new HR system across 13 countries, totalling 66,000 employees.

What I do in my spare time: I love spending time with my family, exercising and travelling.

My strengths: I love helping people reach their career goals. I am very adaptable to change and always like taking the initiative

My weaknesses: I would say my weaknesses are using excel. I am much better than before but still need a bit more practice to perfect my excel skills

Favourite book: Hustler Harder by Curtis Jackson ( highly recommended read)

Favourite movie: Aladdin (the original)

If I had to describe myself in 3 words: Enthusiastic about life, ambitious and proactive

My goals: My goals is to become a senior director in my field and to also build thepeoplestuff community so that I can continue to help and advise individuals on how to reach their career goals. gra

Emotional Intelligence

27th February 2021, Time 10am UK time
Neil Munro

Change & Transformational Specialist

Course Details:

  1. Change & Transformation Specialist
  2. Energy and power to engage
  3. Playing a part in changing peoples lives for the better
 
My Session
  1. How your emotional intelligence can be deployed to make a real difference in the job market
  2. How to pick up leading listening and observational skills
  3. A very useful ‘cheat-sheet’ to use your body language to full advantage

 Neil’s Biography:

Professional Background:

  1. Change & Transformation Specialist
  2. Energy and power to engage
  3. Playing a part in changing peoples lives for the better

About me in one sentence:

I’m a Change & Transformation specialist who is passionate about helping people and businesses become the greatest possible versions of themselves.

What inspires me:
People. People. People. We all have inner talents that can be unleashed with the right surroundings, encouragement and advice.

Biggest Milestone:
Transforming my own life after a period of homelessness as a teenager. I was fortunate enough to have some hugely influential people around me who helped shaped a very different life path than what I could have easily gone down.

Spare Time:
Family (wife and two very energetic young kids!), studying (Psychology Masters Degree) and running (love completing marathons and ultra-marathons)

My strengths:
Positivity, Energy, Diversity, Inclusivity, Learning and Human Engagement

My weaknesses:
Taking on too much on occasions. I’ve learnt to build strong disciplines and structures around me to help filter and manage workloads accordingly.

Favourite Book:
George Orwell – 1984 and Aldous Huxley – Brave New World. Both hugely thought provoking, years ahead of their times and have huge relevance to the world we see today.

Favourite Movie:
Trainspotting. I identify closely with the main character and how he eventually ‘chooses life’ 🙂

 3 words to describe me:
Energetic – Inspiring – Engaging

My goals:
To build a better world for all those I encounter. 

Communicate with Authenticity

4th March 2021, Time 6pm UK time

Barjis Chohan

Chief Executive Officer

Course details:

This course is close to Barjis’s heart as she has built her business by her communciation skills. She has used the power of story telling and using an ‘out the box’ approach to build her design business. Gain insights on how to communicate  effectively and authentically. Finding your unique voice to stand out from the crowd. Why is communication and your personal branding important in securing your dream job? Whether it’s finding a job or setting up your business; branding and communication are the only deciding factors on whether you will succeed or fail. Learn new tools and tips as well as valuable insights on how to realise your dreams.

Barjis’s Biography:

Professional Background:

Barjis Chohan is the Founder of Barjis London; an award winning Fashion & Interiors brand ; Barjis London. It was established in year 2000. She set up – The Barjis Initiative in 2018.

About me in one sentence:

 I am a story teller, I use the power of stories to create businesses and my Designs.

Biggest milestone: 

Barjis London Fashion Brand of the Year 2019. Receiving a hand written post card from the famous Designer Paul Smith and finally working with Vivienne Westwood.

What inspires me:
Rags to riches stories.
 
What I do in my spare time:
Spending time with my family, reading, listening to podcasts and writing my first book.
 
My strengths:
Relentless pursuit to find my purpose. Adaptable, fearless, not afraid of taking risks, Problem solver and patient.
 
My weaknesses:
I exhaust people with my energy level and drive.
 
Favourite book:
Too many.. but “How to influence people by Dale Carnegie was a gamechanger for me. 
 
Favourite movie:
 So many..  The Holiday, The pursuit of Happiness, Grease.
 
If I had to describe myself in 3 words:
Empathetic, livewire and brutally honest.
 
My goals:
Enough about me; it’s time to give back to our communities. To publish my first book. Have my own chat show.

Dress to Success

11th March 2021, Time 6pm UK time

Maryum Sharif

Image Maker

Course details:

DRESS FOR SUCCESS 2021

HOW TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB

Do you want the job of your dreams?

The way you look can make or break your chances of getting that dream job.   Using the right colours and accessories you can create a successful image. I will help you to create a personal  style that is authentic and unique to match your personality and give you abundance of confidence. 

Schedule

Intro 

1.  Your Personal Style

2.  Company Colours 

3.  Accessories for your Style

4.  Body Language 

5.  Mindset Matters

6.  Confidence is Key 

Maryum’s Biography:

Maryum is the Founder of Style Moguls and the first Muslim female to set up an Image Consultancy for the Asian Community based in the heart of London’s stylish Mayfair. Style Moguls are a professional Image Consultancy advising both men and women on personal and professional image, fashion trends and beauty coaching.  Whether you are attending an interview, going to the races or preparing for your big day we can assist you. We can help you enhance your unique style that maintains your individuality, avoid making expensive and embarrassing mistakes, and raise your confidence.  Style Moguls is for those people who aspire to live and appreciate sophisticated and elegant lifestyles. 

After working on BBC Asian Network as a Show Biz Reporter maryum started her own Youtube Channel.  Maryum also hosts a Podcast called  – Style Moguls, featuring the most successful and stylish CEO’s. 

About me in one sentence:  I help people with their style and success 

What inspires me: creativity, culture and people 

Biggest milestone:  recovering from car accident

What I do in my spare time:  art gallery or exhibitions and hula hooping 

My strengths:  sense of humour, connecting with people and listening

My weaknesses: ice- cream 

Favourite book: what I know for sure – Oprah Winfrey 

Favourite movie: Goodfellas 

If I had to describe myself in 3 words:  Gregarious, Courageous and Kind

My goals:  travel 100 countries, create 1000 podcasts episodes and help million people with their signature style 

 

How to Win Your Dream Job Now!

13th March 2021, Time 10am UK time

Alex Mc Millan

Special Guest Speaker

Speaking on:

How to Win Your Dream Job Now!

  1. He has never seen a CV that he could not significantly improve.
  2. The most successful people at interview are rarely the best candidates.
  3. Very few people have a clear answer when asked,  “What is your Dream Job?”
  4. Lack of confidence and belief is the biggest challenge to success.
  5. Few people reach anything like their potential.
  6. Opportunities are always in abundance to those who know where to look.

Listen to Alex, be inspired, directed and motivated by him as he fires up your energy and belief in what you have the potential to be and how to get there.

Biography: 

Alex McMillan has worked the recruitment sector for over 30 years. In that time he has noticed those that succeed, whatever there definition of success is. Interestingly he makes some noteworthy claims. He has two business degrees, a Certified NLP Trainer, Teacher and has 7 published books on Amazon.

Course details:

This course is close to Barjis’s heart as she has built her business by her communciation skills. She has used the power of story telling and using an ‘out the box’ approach to build her design business. Gain insights on how to communicate  effectively and authentically. Finding your unique voice to stand out from the crowd. Why is communication and your personal branding important in securing your dream job? Whether it’s finding a job or setting up your business; branding and communication are the only deciding factors on whether you will succeed or fail. Learn new tools and tips as well as valuable insights on how to realise your dreams.

Barjis’s Biography:

Professional Background:

Barjis Chohan is the Founder of Barjis London; an award winning Fashion & Interiors brand ; Barjis London. It was established in year 2000. She set up – The Barjis Initiative in 2018.

About me in one sentence:

 I am a story teller, I use the power of stories to create businesses and my Designs.

Biggest milestone: 

Barjis London Fashion Brand of the Year 2019. Receiving a hand written post card from the famous Designer Paul Smith and finally working with Vivienne Westwood.

What inspires me:
Rags to riches stories.
 
What I do in my spare time:
Spending time with my family, reading, listening to podcasts and writing my first book.
 
My strengths:
Relentless pursuit to find my purpose. Adaptable, fearless, not afraid of taking risks, Problem solver and patient.
 
My weaknesses:
I exhaust people with my energy level and drive.
 
Favourite book:
Too many.. but “How to influence people by Dale Carnegie was a gamechanger for me. 
 
Favourite movie:
 So many..  The Holiday, The pursuit of Happiness, Grease.
 
If I had to describe myself in 3 words:
Empathetic, livewire and brutally honest.
 
My goals:
Enough about me; it’s time to give back to our communities. To publish my first book. Have my own chat show.

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